13 Feb 2019

Dear Parent/Carer

Clearly we are dealing with a very difficult situation but students and staff are being amazing and pulling together to try to make school as normal as possible.

We have our own support and external counsellors in school today, and hope to for the rest of the week and beyond as necessary. Some students and staff have already accessed this support but if you feel this is something your son/daughter would find useful, please contact school and we will make the arrangements needed.

I would urge you to keep in touch with us if there is anything you need. I have included links below to a number of external agencies which we believe are very useful sources of support and advice.

Very best wishes

Mr Ashcroft

 

Sources of Information & Support :

Winston’s Wish (The Charity for bereaved children)

Helpline: 08452 03 04 05

www.winstonswish.org.uk

 

Samaritans (Confidential emotional support for anyone in a crisis)

Phone : 0845790 90 90

www.samaritans.org

The Samaritans

 

Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide (Local self-help and support groups for those bereaved through suicide)

Helpline : 0844 561 68555

www.uk-sobs.org.uk

 

The Compassionate Friends (Support for bereaved parents who have lost a child of any age and from any circumstance)

Phone : 0845 123 2304

Email : info@tcr.org.uk

www.tcf.org.uk

 

Childline

www.childline.org.uk

Phone 0800 1111

 

Child Bereavement Charity

Support and Information Line 01494 568900

www.childbereavement.org.uk

The charity offers a range of Information Sheets written specifically for young people. Please do contact us if you would like to find out more, or if you have any questions. Our website has a forum where young people can tell us about their thoughts and experiences to help us help other young people.

 

RD4U

Phone: 0808 808 1677

www.rd4u.org.uk

This is the children and young people’s branch of Cruse Bereavement Care. The website contains helpful information for bereaved young people aged 12-18 years, a forum for sharing feelings and links to other organisations.

 

CASHER

Out of hours mental health base at Blackpool Victoria (12pm - 4pm Saturdays & Sundays only)

Phone: 07810 696565

 

CAMHS 

Duty Number : 01253 957166